Sat Apr 12. Today we slept at the oeste 5 house where weused to live. I slept on the ouch. We woke up at 5:30 toplay soccer. We had our studies and then slept for the firstwhile of our pday. Then we went to burger King but I feltabsolutely disgusting after. Then we emailed, went to getice cream, and hung out at the offices. We had to go to 3Cto get tickets. Then we met with the Salas family. Theywere super cool. Two ladies. Daughter and mom with acouple kids. It had been raining all day and we didnt havecoats or umbrellas. On our way there and home, the windwas blowing like crazy, with cold rain. The rain wasblowing so hard that we had branches and leaves hit uswhen we walked.
Sat Apr 13. Today was alright. We had a good dat atchurch and fast and testimony meeting. We had a meetingwith bishop for more people to visit and our follow up forlast weeks visits. I really like the bishop. We were givenpizza for lunch. Then we had to bring the financers to theoffices later. We looked up all the peoples names in theWard directory to see who is in our area and who is in theother area. Then we read and contacted ex investigatorsfrom the area book. This was all part of our giant planningsession. Then we came home and killed TONS ofcockroaches.
Mon Abr 14. Today was a pretty good day. We hadpersonal study, then went to the offices, I helped with thebolsas, and then I went to Disco to buy a computer mousewith Elder Brown. Then I went to Carrasco with Elder Brown to do a bunch of things for the offices and theSmiths. We brought home a ton of easter packages for allof the zone. We worked in the offices until President gothome from travels with his family. He told Elder Woods and I to come over. We helped him figure out the changeshe did, then we had dinner with President and Hermana Smith, as well as Jerry and all five of their daughters. Itwas super fun and we ate some great food. Then we saidbye to Audrey, then had our companionship study. Wewent to a FHE with the Betancour family, and we taughtthe restoration. It went really well. Smooth and they gavesome great input. Then we did the biggest bolsa run that Ihave been a part of. We took two cars and they wereFULL! It took two rounds and we got home at 11:30.
Tues Abr 15. Today was a pretty crazy secretary day. Wehad to run to 3C in the morning to buy tickets. ElderGutierrez was at the offices when we got back, and he hadto go to Paysandu, so we told him to go home and pack hisbags. We stayed at the district meeting for 10 minutewsand then we took Elder Gutierrez to catch his bus toPaysandu. We made it back for the last 30 min of districtmeeting. We were stuck in the offices because thefinancers had the car. We answered like 5 calls frommissionaries and house owners who were mad that theyhadnt been paid. Elder Larson came by, and he alwaysmakes my day. Great guy. He didnt have reembolsos, so he did his own because he was an ex financer. We had alesson later with the Salas family. We were really straightup about why count they go to church. We shared a storyfrom John 6 and it was really good. They were reallyreceptive and I hope they complete their promise to go tochurch this week! Then we picked up Elder Finlay and Elder Owen and took them to their new area which isOeste 10. Then we took the APs to their house. One otherthing is Hermana Aragao, who just recently came fromBrazil, just got bit by a dog. She was at the hospital, butbecause she is so new, her name wasnt on the list that thehospital had. I got a call from Hermana Fullmer askingwhat to do. I told her I would just have to talk to the ladyto let her know that Hermana Aragao is a part of ourmission. I was joking with Hermana Fullmer and tellingher that I didnt think I could talk to her. She ended upgiving me a pep talk that made me crack up. I talked to thelady at the hospital and it was no a big deal and HermanaAragao was able to get treated!
Wed Abr 16. Today was crazy. W eran from the offices, 3C, and other places. We picked up packages, had to getplaques twice, and went to the distribution center. We hadabsolutely nothing but junk for food today. We had cereal and cookies all day until 9pm. We had chicken that amember brought us. We had a lesson about focusing ongood things in life with the Varela family. We had aninteresting story. This is the holy week and people aretraveling everywhere. I tried to find a hotel for President,with no luck for an hour. He had let me know that heneeded a hotel during the busiest week of the year here,within 3 days. I was freaking out because I could not finda hotel. I found the last room of the hotel, when I calledthe 18th hotel in Colonia. I was so relieved to find it. It allended up well.
Thur Abr 17. Today was another crazy and stressful day.We worked in the offices until lunch, doing bus tickets andupdating calendars. President then called us and told us wewere going to have a meeting at 2. We scarfed downlunch, and then we drove to get the financers, and the APsworking in their areas. We were 40 minutes late.Hopefully this wont happen when I am senior comp. Thatis my goal anyways. In our meeting with President, hedropped the cane in a really nice way. He is really good atthat. We were having a Choque de Fuerza in our area,where all the missionaries go to our Ward and work for acouple hours. Unfortunately, we were with President andwe couldnt make it. We went to 3C and bought more tickets, gota ll the bolsas, and got denied trying to send asuitcase to an Elder that went home early because of hishealth. Then we had a quick study and went to a lessonwith the Salas family. We had a decent lesson, we justshared a scripture. Then we had to take the APs and twocorto plazos home. We got home at 11:30.
Fri Abr 18. Today was less stressful.